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    The think with that was that those back in the 1800 had a lot more common sense than the folks now do. While we do have weather forecasters now the folks back then would watch the animals and birds to see if something was going to happen. Plus when something like this hit while they were out going from point A to point B they would usually hunker down and not try and move. The idiots today just hop in their nice warm car or 4x4 and head out no matter what is going on. Then they get into trouble.

    I just looked at a Denver news stations web site and they are still rescuing people from their cars that got stuck in the storm.
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    My pear trees in the front yard were in full bloom 2 weeks ago. lol

    I do kinda miss the snow and cold at times though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKC View Post
    Does anyone ever think about what happened when you live in the 1800's and you were out with the family trying to get somewhere in your wagon and one day it is nice and the next day you are in danger of loosing your life. They had no idea the storm was coming. We get three days notice and it still kicks some peoples a**
    Thats how God culled out the dumb people. Now we run out and save them...

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    We got lucky here and just got a bunch of cold wind. South of us got hammered though.
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    I just got done plowing out and now the sun is peaking through ... nice!

    The max wind gust in Colorado Springs yesterday was 97mph ... the highest ever recorded.

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    In the 80's here tis weekend,planting the garden.

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    Just got back from Durango, sun shining, everything melting. It was 50 miles of sheet ice on the road this am, took me 2 hours! Glad that's over............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Just got back from Durango, sun shining, everything melting. It was 50 miles of sheet ice on the road this am, took me 2 hours! Glad that's over............
    I have to go to Denver 120 miles away for a Dr appointment once a year. I have learned after one April Monday morning to get a room the night before and take a leisurely drive down and spend the night.

    That one day years ago it started to snow on Sunday night. I figured that I would just drive down that night and get a room, then I remembered what it would be like with all the ski traffic. So I decided to get up early Monday morning and head over. Well, it didn't stop snowing and I left my home at 4am. The roads were snow packed until I got to Vail, then there was 6" of fresh snow on the road that wasn't plowed. I headed up Vail Pass and then up to Eisenhower tunnel white knuckling it all the way. It actually cleared up once I got on the downhill side until I got to the C470 and HWY 6 exit where traffic was stopped. When I stopped my car slid about a foot sideways.

    I made it to my appointment with 1/2 hour to spare. It should of only been a 2 1/2 hour trip but it ended up taking 6 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Wind blowing 30 to 40 most of the day and snowing too. I plowed my 400' driveway out to the county road this am, it is filled back in now by all the drifting snow. It rained all day yesterday and 99% of the snow was gone, sure back now!
    I brushed the cobwebs off my Rhino this morning and plowed my way out of 14"+ of snow. I had some pretty hard drifts too. This is only the second time I plowed this winter, this last storm was a doozie though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKC View Post
    Does anyone ever think about what happened when you live in the 1800's and you were out with the family trying to get somewhere in your wagon and one day it is nice and the next day you are in danger of loosing your life. They had no idea the storm was coming. We get three days notice and it still kicks some peoples a**
    I bet it really sucked to be hanging out with the Donners way back when.

 

 
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